'brave:' Pixar Princess With Mother Issues

Pixar's first female lead is an appealing firebrand, but the movie's emotionally tangled drama robs her of the lusty adventure she deserves.

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  • Pixar releases a whole new kind of princess in 'Brave'
    Pixar Studios presents a movie about a princess, that would rather be anyone but a princess ... her and climbing the tallest peak just for a taste of fresh water. Merida's mother Elinor (Emma Thompson) has made it her life's purpose to prepare Merida ...
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  • Pixar shows off new animated movie with female protagonist, fairytale princess Merida
    But while Merida proves herself an atypical fairytale princess, Brave isn’t a typical Pixar film either ... the at-times testing relationship between mother and daughter. Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald of Boardwalk Empire and Trainspotting fame ...
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  • 'Brave' princess breaks Disney stereotypes. Or does she?
    Unlike Disney’s approach, there’s no vilification of old ladies in Pixar’s film ... teenager who wants to avoid the responsibilities of being a princess. After a fight with her mother, she finds herself someplace new and strange.
    07/13/2012 - 4:56 am | View Link
  • Is Pixar’s “Brave” princess a lesbian?
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  • Pixar ‘Brave’ for tackling mother-daughter themes
    What makes “Brave” so remarkable is that it explores mother-daughter conflict in the first place. “Brave” is the first Pixar movie to feature a female heroine, and the only one in a long line of princess movies that doesn’t focus on the princess ...
    06/23/2012 - 12:58 pm | View Link
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  • Brave (2012 film)
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  • Just Another Princess Movie – The New Inquiry
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  • Brave
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  • Brave Disney Princess
    The mother of this brave Disney princess doesn't want her to leave and go off on her own. But no amount of party supplies and gifts are going to keep this trav
    07/9/2014 - 10:09 pm | View Website
  • 'Brave' creator slams Disney over Princess Merida design ...
    Brave co-director Brenda Chapman is not happy with Disney's decision to change the look of Princess Merida.
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